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Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 14, 2016.

Trust in Jesus – not in things that don't matter, Pope says

Rather than trusting in ultimately unimportant things, place your hope in Jesus and you will not grow weary on the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square, June 22, 2016.

Pope delivers weekly catechesis alongside his 'brother' refugees

Joined closely by just over a dozen refugees at his weekly public audience, Pope Francis said that in following Jesus’... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Dec. 16, 2015.

How does God show mercy to us? Through the Church, Pope says

The Church is the “living sign” of God's love and mercy in the world, Pope Francis said during his Wednesday... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on April 22 2015.

Men and women complete each other – there's no other option, Pope says

Pope Francis said Wednesday that marriage is a vocation all believers are called to defend, specifically in terms of the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his March 25, 2015 general audience.

Pope Francis on the family synod: 'We need prayers, not gossip'

During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke about the gift and call of the Christian family, and urged attendees... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on June 4, 2014.

Pope Francis stresses again: Divisions in Church hurt Jesus

Speaking to the crowds that filled Saint Peter's Square during the weekly General Audience on Oct. 8, Pope Francis repeated... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Pope Francis says Holy Land visit aided Christian unity

Pope Francis on Wednesday said his pilgrimage to the Holy Land fed the desire for Christian unity and he encouraged... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a rosary for a pilgrim in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Dec. 4, 2013.

Pope: A Christian refusing to serve others is a 'pagan'

In his Wednesday general audience this morning, Pope Francis stressed the importance of humility and service in the Christian life.  Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

Christ empowers us to be missionaries, Pope Francis says

In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Creed, drawing attention to the Church's apostolic nature... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his Oct. 9, 2013 general audience.

Church's Catholicity embraces all of humanity, Pope says

During his weekly general audience Pope Francis explored the different elements of what makes the Church Catholic, reflecting on why... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square during his Oct. 2, 2013 general audience.

Pope Francis: 'Do not be afraid of holiness'

During his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis urged thousands of pilgrims to recognize that although everyone is a sinner, it... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims druing his general audience on Sept. 25, 2013.

World needs the Church's witness of unity, Pope teaches

Today during his general audience, Pope Francis drew attention to the rich diversity within the universal Church, saying that such... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square after Mass on April 28, 2013.

Pope Francis says Church lives, 'suffers' for her children

During today's general audience, Pope Francis continued his reflections on the theme of the Church as mother, saying that it... Read more

Pope Francis during his general audience. May 15, 2013.

Variety gives Church its richness, Pope Francis teaches

The Church is the temple of God and its many and varied members enrich it, Pope Francis taught at his... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives his Wednesday General Audience Nov. 21, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.

Desire to see God's face fulfilled in Christ, Pope affirms

Pope Benedict examined salvation history as the story of man's relationship with and thirst for God at his general audience... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI gives his Wednesday General Audience Nov 21, 2012 in Paul VI Hall.

Pope calls the Incarnation God's gift to mankind

Pope Benedict reflected on the mystery of the Incarnation during his general audience Jan. 9, calling it the “original gift... Read more